About Grant Wood (1891-1942)
Grant Wood was an American painter, best known for his Regionalist style. Born in 1891, he was a key figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement and a major influence on American art of the 20th century. Wood was inspired by the rural landscapes and people of the Midwest, and his works often depict the simple, rustic life of farmers and small-town residents.
He is famous for his iconic images of American Gothic, which features a farmer and his daughter in front of a gothic-style house. Wood's works are known for their flat, two-dimensional forms, and their use of bold lines and bright colors to create an idealized vision of rural America. Today, Wood's works are widely celebrated for their cultural significance and their portrayal of the American heartland.